The mortality experience of early old-age and disability pensioners from unskilled - and semiskilled labour groups in Fredericia

J Olsen, B Jeune

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Abstract

Survival of early old-age and disability pensioners from unskilled and semiskilled labourers was compared with the employed workers from the same local trade union. All members receiving early old-age or disability pensions during the period October 1, 1969 to September 30, 1973 were assigned to the index group provided they were still alive September 30, 1973. 2 active workers were selected as controls for each pensioner according to the closest age match. The pensioners had about 7 times higher mortality risk than their active fellow workers in the follow-up period from September 30, 1973 to January 1, 1979. It is emphasized that proper comparison is needed if excess mortality associated with early retirement is to be estimated.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesScandinavian journal of social medicine. Supplementum
Volume16
Pages (from-to)50-2
Number of pages2
ISSN0301-7311
Publication statusPublished - 1980

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Denmark
  • Disabled Persons
  • Humans
  • Labor Unions
  • Life Expectancy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Pensions
  • Workers' Compensation

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